Step aboard the new Azamara Onward℠, and arrive at the doorstep of the globe’s most hidden gems and storied cities. Built to cross oceans, cruise along scenic waterways and dock at locations larger ships can’t access — this small ship cruising experience is unlike any other.
Throughout your journey, you’ll find so many ways to immerse yourself in your travels. Our thoughtfully-planned itineraries feature more extended stays, more overnights, and unique night touring, giving you more time for what matters — experiencing the history, arts, cuisine, and local customs that make each port memorable.
And after a day spent discovering the treasures of your destination, retreat to your seaside sanctuary for ocean views, saltwater breezes, and all the lush amenities you can imagine. From 24-hour room service to five-star butler service, our luxury staterooms and spacious suites deliver genuine tranquility and comfort.
Azamara ships are designed to meet your every need, no matter where you’re going. That’s why our list of onboard amenities is almost as far-reaching as the locations we visit. Discover a world of flavors at our specialty restaurants, recharge and relax at our state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, and take in nightly on-board entertainment, from signature shows, comedy nights, and unforgettable events.
While our destinations may bring you on board, it’s our international crew that keeps you coming back. Across the fleet, our authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. From anticipating your needs and knowing you by name to offering the most dedicated attention to detail, personal connections are always a moment away.
The unique offerings of Azamara Club Cruises are numerous. From butler service provided in every suite to immersive shore excursions designed to let guests become part of the fabric of life in each destination, instead of merely being an observer, service is key.
With advance notice, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our Access Department no later than 40 days before US sailings, and 80 days before all other sailings.
Fax requests to 954.628.9622
or e-mail to: [email protected]
Standard kosher-style menus are available on all voyages. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.
Guests are encouraged to follow a 'resort casual' dress code, following good taste and common sense. Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, swim wear, shorts and jeans are not allowed in the main dining room or speciality restaurants. When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt.
In Price C, Aqualina and Discoveries Restaurant, many guests enjoy dressing up, but formal evening wear (tuxedos and gowns) is not expected. Sports coats or suit is recommended for men, while dresses, blouses with capris or skirts, or other appropriate attire is advised.
Azamara Club Cruises® accepts guests of any age*, but discourages families from sailing with children under 18 years of age, as the on board ambience and experience caters to adults and there are no activities for children or baby-sitting services available.
*Please see our Terms & Conditions for details of minimum age for sailing.
The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on Azamara Club Cruises® ships is twenty-one (21). However on International cruises departing from ports in Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia, where the legal drinking age is typically lower, the minimum drinking age is lowered to eighteen (18).
We welcome guests with disabilities and special needs and work hard to assist them throughout their vacation. To receive appropriate assistance, be sure to notify our Access Department in writing (fax: 954- 628-9622; email: [email protected])no later than 40 days before US sailings, and 80 days before all other sailings.
Sign Language Interpreters
We provide sign language interpreting services on cruises that sail to and from the U.S. and Canada only. Please make a request at the time of booking but no later than 60 days prior to sailing. Please note that requests are subject to availability of interpreters. The earlier you let us know you need interpreters, the easier it is to confirm interpreters for your sailing. Services are provided on a shared basis for all deaf guests onboard.
Wheelchairs / Scooters
We provide complimentary wheelchairs for getting on and off the ship. If you would like to have a wheelchair or scooter during the cruise, you are welcome to bring your own or rent one from a company that provides wheelchairs and scooter rentals for cruises.
We have made the voyage experience as effortless as possible for our guests with visual disabilities. Our staterooms, dining and public areas are designed to incorporate Braille wherever possible. Other accommodations include an allowance for service animals, including a 4x4 foot relief area with cypress mulch, and the option of early boarding for orientation tours. We also provide qualified readers onboard our ships to assist guests and waiters will read dining menus upon request.
Cruising with your Companion
Your service dog is welcome onboard, and we make every effort to ensure your comfort and theirs. Please note we do not accept pets.
A service dog is defined as "any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability."
Evidence that a dog is a service dog (such as identification cards, other written documentation, presence of harnesses and/or tags) is not required, but is helpful for our staff and crew.
We provide 4 foot by 4 foot relief areas with cypress mulch to accommodate service dogs. Relief areas are provided on a shared basis with other service dogs onboard. For sailings from the U.S., sod can be provided if ordered in advance and is available.
Please notify our Access Department as early as time of booking, but no later than 30 days prior to sailing if a relief area is needed.
Service dogs are permitted to accompany their owner in all public areas, including dining venues. While in public areas, service dogs must be on a leash, harness or other restraining device. Due to health regulations, service dogs are not permitted in pools, whirlpools or spas.
Care and supervision of your service dog is your sole responsibility. It is also your responsibility to provide food and care for the dog.
You may bring a reasonable quantity of food and bowls for your dog onboard the ship at no additional charge. If refrigerated space is needed, notify our Access Department as early as time of booking, but no later than 30 days prior to sailing.
Guests are responsible for obtaining all required permits for service dogs to depart the ship in ports of call and at final destination.
Assistance dogs to the United Kingdom
Assistance dogs entering the United Kingdom must meet the rules of the Pet Travel Scheme.
You are responsible for ensuring your assistance dog meets all of the rules of the Pet Travel Scheme. Please make sure you have had the procedures carried out in the correct order and your dog’s documentation is correctly completed.
We will do our best to assist you in ensuring your service dog is checked for compliance with the Pet Travel Scheme at boarding. Please note dogs that fail checks will not be allowed to sail.
If you experience a problem with your documentation upon entry into the United Kingdom, any related costs for either the quarantine or re-export of your pet will be entirely your responsibility.
In general, you will need a Pet Passport (for guests from the UK and the EU) or an official third country veterinary certificate (for guests from the US and other countries outside the UK and EU) showing the dog has been microchipped, vaccinated against rabies, and treated against tapeworm not less than 24 hours, and not more than 120 hours, before arrival in the UK (not required if travelling from Ireland, Finland, Malta or Norway).
Pet Passport and Third Country Certificates must be signed, dated, and stamped by an Official Veterinarian; this may be different than your local veterinarian. This usually takes extra time.
Tapeworm treatment should be arranged at the next to last port of call prior to entry to the UK. In case for any reason the scheduled treatment cannot be done at this port, you will have another opportunity to arrange a treatment at the next port of call.
Even though fire risk is minimal, fire suppression systems are installed throughout all areas of the vessel. The primary fire suppression system on most ships converts water into a mist state that presents more surface area for smoke and heat to be absorbed. Water mist systems are very effective and also safe for people who may be near them when they are activated. In areas such as engine spaces and galleys, we have installed both water mist and CO2 systems. In addition, we have gone Above and Beyond Compliance with regulations by installing foam systems in various technical areas and wet chemical extinguishers in all of our galleys, that are especially effective in the case of oil based fire.
Our ships are also equipped with an extensive series of fire sensors, which are monitored by crew members on the bridge and in the engine control rooms. If a fire detector indicates there may be a fire onboard, response personnel are immediately dispatched to the area to evaluate the situation. If indicated, mobile firefighting groups respond, outfitted with full firefighter gear, breathing apparatus and special heat-seeking systems that use thermal-imaging cameras. These cameras (both hand-held and helmet mounted) help to quickly identify the source of a fire and to locate any people who may be in the affected area. Responding crew also have access to an Impulse Fire Extinguisher (IFEX), which shoots a blast of water using pressurized air and is ideal for rapid response in quickly suppressing a fire. With these tools, our highly trained personnel on the bridge and on the scene can manage fire-related situations effectively.
Although all of our vessels are equipped with advanced fire detection and suppression systems, fire safety really begins with prevention. Our ships are constructed and outfitted to comply with stringent international fire safety regulations, including requirements for fire integrity of bulkheads (walls) and windows and fixtures onboard (such as furniture and carpets). Our ships are inspected throughout construction by third-party safety inspectors from recognized classification societies and port state safety agencies like the U.S. Coast Guard.
While the ship's officers and security team receive specialized training, every crew member must participate in safety and security training modules, so that they are prepared to respond quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency. We also conduct weekly, monthly and annual drills on all our ships, to train and prepare for response to a variety of potential situations. In addition, each of our vessels is equipped with advanced fire detection and suppression systems, and each ship has highly trained personnel onboard who can effectively respond to and manage a report of a fire.
Loss of electricity
If the main electrical power source is lost, we have plans for a contingency and we move to using the emergency generators. These are typically located on the upper decks and they have their own fuel supply and are completely independent. The generators can provide emergency lighting, operate elevators and even provide power to re-start the engines, if necessary. They can also power communication channels - radio, telefax, email, so the ship can continue to communicate with shoreside.
Each ship has alternate muster stations available throughout the ship and each crew member at all locations are trained in mustering procedures.
The International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulatory guidelines require that a muster drill be held within 24 hours of embarkation. However, the muster drill for guests on any ship in our fleet is to be held prior to departure on embarkation day.
Announcements for the guest assembly drill are usually made in English. The announcements are also made in additional core languages when we have large numbers of guests onboard who do not speak English. On some sailings, announcements may be made in the language of the market, then followed by English and any other approved core language(s).
Guests should not bring life jackets to the muster drill. In the unlikely event of an emergency, our procedures direct guests to precede directly to their muster stations upon hearing the emergency signal. This reduces the chance for cross-traffic and improves response time at muster stations, as guests do not need to return to their staterooms to retrieve their life jackets if they are in another part of the ship at the time. Once a guest arrives at their muster station, a crew member will provide them with a life jacket. In the unlikely event of an emergency, one of the most important aspects is to account for all persons onboard, and this process facilitates that accountability.
During the mustering process, trained crew with high visibility vests will be posted throughout the ship to assist guests with disabilities. In addition to posted personnel, specially trained crew teams are available to assist guests with special needs. In addition, if for any reason people cannot get to their designated muster/assembly station the Ship's emergency plan calls for crew to check every stateroom and space on the ship to ensure guests have made it to their assembly stations, and that if someone needs assistance to do so, it is provided.
Guests that board the ship at a different port of call are provided with a "Guest Joining Downline" letter prior to departure from the port of embarkation. They also receive a verbal safety briefing in person prior to departure from their port of embarkation.
In case of larger groups (1% of total guest capacity), a muster drill is organized and conducted. The letter and briefing shall contain (as a minimum) the following information in English and other appropriate languages:
The number of lifesaving crafts varies depending on the class/size of ship. All of our ships have sufficient survival crafts for everyone on board, plus additional capacity in reserve, per regulatory requirements.
The lifesaving crafts onboard our ships are tested once a month, which is over and above what is required, which is once every three months. During this test, the lifesaving crafts are lowered into the water and pulled away from the ship.
Azamara is committed to the safety and health of our guests and crew. We are closely monitoring the Zika virus situation and are aware that the CDC has issued a travel alert for certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Azamara will assist any pregnant women who do not feel comfortable sailing to countries affected with the Zika virus by providing alternate itinerary options. This may include providing guests with a future cruise credit valid for two years so that they may re-schedule their voyage for a later date, with no penalty. Guests seeking additional information on the Zika virus are encouraged to contact their primary care physician or visit the CDC's website.
The best time for room service? Whenever you say it is, 24-hours a day.
Order from the full breakfast menu between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM, and we’ll deliver at your appointed time. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
Prepaid Internet packages can be purchased in incremental packages, based on the number of minutes you plan to use. Internet access on Azamara ships is available in eConnections on Deck 9, 24 hours a day, from the day of departure until 6:00 a.m. on debarkation day. Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet access) is also available through most of the ship. To take advantage of our wireless Internet service, you must bring your own laptop, which must have a wireless network card. Safari®, the default browser for Apple®, must be Version 3.0 or higher to ensure compatibility with the onboard wireless network. Due to the nature of Internet access at sea, service interruptions may occur.
Tips for Connectivity at Sea
The Internet service you’ll find on board via Wi-Fi and at eConnections is provided by a satellite connection. This connection can be affected by several factors that can interrupt or slow down Internet service on the ship. While natural features like Icelandic fjords are breathtaking to view, the high rock walls can block the satellite signal. This signal can also be blocked by large buildings when in port. Changing the ship’s course at sea can also cause temporary connection issues. The following tips will help you make the most of your time (and money) while online.
Connect at off-peak times: Increased users will limit bandwidth available on board. Try connecting to the Internet in the evening when fewer users will be online, or in port when most travelers are off ship.
Avoid bandwidth-heavy services: Using social media to stay in touch doesn’t take up much bandwidth, but video streaming services can be a drain on the ship’s available bandwidth and cause connectivity issues for all on board.
Compose messages offline: Write emails or social media posts in a word processing or notepad application before going online. Once you’re connected, copy and paste the message to send quickly and easily.
Be patient: Our ships can only connect to one dedicated satellite to provide Internet service onboard. Because we don’t have the ability to hop to another satellite, any slow downs or disruptions in service won’t be remedied until the ship moves.
Our largest suites have been transformed to feature contemporary design elements that create an elegant and organic feel. The design draws inspiration from nature—a sandy cliff, flowing river beds, exquisite white sand beaches, and rustling grasses.
These luxurious accommodations feature a large living room with a separate bedroom, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to your own private veranda, marble master bath, large flat-screen television, mini-bar, and many other amenities. Enjoy everything our Club Owner’s Suites have to offer, and of course, all of the pampering that comes with them.
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The Club Continents suites are our smaller suites, yet spacious and comfortable. These suites, too, are transformed with a completely new décor inspired by nature’s elements of water, sand, wood and stone. They feature two lower beds convertible to queen size, comfortable sitting area, a spacious, newly decorated bathroom – either with a bath tub or shower, large flat-screen TV, mini-bar, and plenty of other fine amenities. A wonderful and refined home away from home.
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When you book a stateroom, you'll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You'll appreciate the finer touches included in every stateroom, but it takes more than a beautiful room to elevate a voyage from "good" to "great." With Azamara®, you'll discover just how much professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.
* Deck 6 only: All Club Oceanview category 08 staterooms have an obstructed view. Please note that even though category 08 Club Oceanview staterooms have obstructed views, these staterooms represent an excellent value. Each stateroom features a picture window providing natural light. You’ll find them comfortable and welcoming with all the amenities of a Club Interior Stateroom.
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Welcome to your vacation home with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Our goal is to make you comfortable so you can spend more time on important things. Like exploring the world.
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We offer many bars, lounges and gathering spots including: Discoveries Bar, Mosaic Café and [email protected], The Living Room, Cabaret Lounge, and poolside entertainment, including local musicians and dancers when available. Onboard we offer a tasteful collection of merchandise and beautiful jewellery and watches in three onboard stores, The Onward Shop, Indulgences, and The Photo Shop.
More information coming soon.
Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musical revues, classical soloists, bands and other entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with a full bar and cozy tables. You could see as many as three distinctly different shows while onboard. And considering the cost of theater and entertainment tickets back home, isn’t that nice?
Located just outside Azamara’s main restaurant, this congenial bar is a favourite gathering place for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks. Bar service includes a full selection of fine wines, mixed drinks, and premium spirits…plus the entertaining banter of Azamara’s friendly bartenders.
Shop an exquisite selection of fine jewellery, watches, and other pieces from iconic jewellery-makers. With everything from fine cognac to designer eyewear, there’s something here to delight even the most discriminating tastes.
The Den features a flat-screen TV and full bar, making it the perfect place to unwind with friends, watch sports events or simply sit around the tall tables and exchange stories with fellow guests. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail while our cocktail pianist every evening tickles the ivories and entertain you with soothing background music. The energy usually picks up later in the evening, so stick around and enjoy a fun night with your travel companions.
The idea of the Living Room is just that. To “live in” and to enjoy time with friends and fellow guests! Much of the room is furnished as a living room, with clusters of large comfortable chairs and sofas....
On the starboard side of the Living Room, guests will find the Card Room for those who love a round of Bridge or other games.
Inside the Card Room guests will have four computers available for use during the voyage.